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A GREAT ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR TODDLER

4th October 2016
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Although I am no yogi, yoga has been a part of every stage of my motherhood life. Pregnancy yoga was one of my favourite activities do to while sporting a twin bump, and when my babes were six weeks old we did baby yoga. Now that my girls are three, we have just completed a toddler yoga course and it was one of my favourite activities that I have done with my girls at this age as well.

 

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We did the Mom and Toddler Yoga series at Yoga Warrior. The 5 classes had a different theme each week, building onto one another. Each class involved different animals, different stories, and different ways to explore your breath, balance and strength. Very few props are used in the class, as it is more about using your own body and imagination which I found so refreshing in an age when children are constantly bombarded by things, and stuff, and technics. It was wonderful to see my girls embrace the classes more as the weeks went on, gaining confidence in what they could do. They even started reenacting the classes at home. What I loved about these classes is essentially it was an hour of concentrate play time with my children – a chance to get on the floor with them, lift them, do animal poses with them, dance with them, sing with them, be silly with them, and be still with them. More so, it was beyond just the physical experience of doing yoga poses and movement, it was an intimate time to connect one-on-one.

 

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Some other benefits (for mother and child!) of doing yoga with your toddler are improvement of body awareness, playful stress relief, increased attention span, social interaction, and the nurturing of self confidence and creativity. In fact it is said that “yoga is a gift to children and encourages them to hold onto their childlike mind with wisdom and beauty.”

 

For more information about the classes, and details about the upcoming toddler yoga series, visit the Yoga Warrior website.

 

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BABE, COURSES, EAT, MAMA, READ

FAMILY ALBUM & THIS WEEK’S READING LIST

16th September 2016
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Julie Andrews and her babe on the beach. 

There is nothing else happening this weekend except Rock-a-Baby – we are so excited to be part of the fair this year, launching Kimmy & Bear clothing and can’t wait to shop, shop, shop! Please come and say hi at our Kimmy & Bear stand, we would love to meet you all.

Once you have shopped up a storm at Rock-a-Baby and are feeling all shopped out, here are 10 links to read:

Why Parents Aren’t Vaccinating

Co-sleeping after you swore you would never

Are you worried about your babes penis?

Reimagining the Modern Classroom

Children friendly restaurants in the wine lands

Mom version of Hallelujah goes viral – I love it!

How to Kid-Proof Your Home WiFi

8 Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Bilingual Children

How Getting Rid of My Stuff Saved My Motherhood

The Autism Epidemic

COURSES

CLOSED: KIMMY & BEAR CHRISTMAS WRAPPING WORKSHOP

28th October 2015
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At Kimmy & Bear, we believe that the outside of a gift is as important as the inside. With Christmas season almost upon us, we are hosting a Christmas Wrapping Workshop where you will learn, create, and be inspired by beautiful wrapping.

Part one

The principles of beautiful wrapping

Part two

Hands-on demonstration of two gift wrapping themes. You will wrap two gifts of your own during this part of the workshop.

Part three

Gift tags and labels

Part four

DIY – applying all you’ve learnt and getting creative with wrapping a third gift.

  • All materials will be provided, as well as a take-home bag of wonderful wrapping materials.
  • We encourage you to bring three gifts that will fit into the three boxes we provide for you to wrap in part two and part four. Dimensions of the boxes will be provided upon signing up for the workshop.

Date: Saturday, 28 November

Time: 9.00 -12.00

Venue: Nomads & Co, Parktown North

Cost: R800 per person

There is limited space available – book now by emailing sayhello@kimmyandbear.com

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